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August 7, 2023

Planning a Self-Supported Grand Canyon Trip

How we planned a self-supported packrafting trip on the Grand Canyon.


July 21, 2023

Paddle Alaska Film

Filmmaker Dmitry Surnin, in collaboration with Kaladi Brothers Coffee, just released a fun new film featuring Alaska's Jule Harle. Watch the film and learn the story behind it.


May 24, 2023

Whatever Floats Your Goat.

Jack Elder's new film, 'Whatever Floats Your Goat' features a super neat gal named, Nico, and her critters, motivating people to do better. This fun, short film is bringing joy to those that see it and winning awards too!


May 23, 2023

Tips for Backcountry River Scouting

So you have a packraft, the necessary safety gear and some practice and training under your belt. You’re ready for a big, backcountry boating adventure, but, how do you plan a trip out to a river that you have no way of looking at until you crest the pass that drops you to your put in point?


May 8, 2023

Rios to Rivers: Guardians of Rivers and Life

Rios to Rivers is leading a collaboration between local grassroots organization the Commonwealth of the Beni River Basin Indigenous Communities, Amazonian River Allies Bolivia, and nonprofit Ríos to Rivers. The new film gives you a look into the Amazonian River Exchange Program.


April 13, 2023

Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

Adventures in Utah bring Jeff Creamer and Mike Curiak on an exciting multi-sport ski-rafting adventure.


April 13, 2023

BlackWaters Film

BlackWaters is a unique film focusing on the “Who” of those who have been silent casualties of racial and social injustice and economic anxiety.


March 7, 2023

The GnarMule takes on the Grand

Running Lava Falls was a great final test for both my paddling skills and how Alpacka’s new GnarMule handles massive whitewater. At least that's how I rationalized doing it last November.


August 31, 2022

Back on the Water - Part Three

As I approached my boat after completing a scout of the class III rapid, I did a quick assessment of my current mental state. I was dysregulated and feeling quite anxious. In fact, my rational brain knew that the level of fear and anxiety I felt far outmatched the current situation ... Read more in the second article in a three-part series about how to recover our “mental” edge after a scary swiftwater incident.


August 31, 2022

Back on the Water - Part Two

I was shaking like a leaf. I raised my hand in front of my face and tried to hold it level, but the shaking only increased. With the rapid roaring in the background, I looked around at my friends on the river bank, securing spray skirts and reattaching throw bags. No one else seemed to be affected... Read more in the second article in a three-part series about how to recover our “mental” edge after a scary swiftwater incident.


August 30, 2022

Back on the Water - Part One

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This is the first article in a three-part series about how to recover our mental edge after a scary swiftwater incident - the repercussions of which are referred to in the wilderness first responder community as “stress injury”.


August 25, 2022

A First-Timer's Bikerafting Trip on the Lower Deschutes River

Chris and Rob grabbed their Caribou packrafts and headed out on the Lower Deschutes for their first bikerafting trip. Chris made a great film showcasing the trip. "It was fun, humbling, hot and an absolute blast," Chris commented. They also fished along the way.


August 5, 2022

Common Adventures

I’ve been running class III/IV in a whitewater-outfitted open canoe for more than three decades. I bought that first Alpacka, a Denali Llama, primarily for tripping on easy rivers. I eventually moved into whitewater--but deep down, I knew that a middle-aged recreational paddler couldn’t do the same things in a packraft that I was doing in my hard boat.


July 13, 2022

Bikerafting Iceland's South Coast with Chris Burkard, Steve "Doom" Fassbinder, and Cameron Lawson

Bikerafting Iceland's South Coast with Chris Burkard and Steve "Doom" Fassbinder


July 11, 2022

An overnight bikerafting loop just outside of Moab, UT.

Bikerafting, Adventure Stories

Eszter and her crew grabbed their bikes and packrafts and headed out on an overnight bikerafting adventure just outside of Moab.


February 18, 2021

2022 Dogs of Packrafting Photo Contest

Dogs of Packrafting, Photo Gallery, News, Events, Reviews

The #DogsOfPackrafting (And Cats Too!) Photo Contest finalists have been announced. Now it's up to the public to vote for the winners.


June 16, 2022

"Sheri" Film World Premier at Mountainfilm

Sheri Tingey attended Mountainfilm not knowing there was a documentary film about her life. Watch her reaction and find out more about the premeire of Sheri at Mountainfilm.